WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Local

MNsure Enrollment Tops 145,000

View Comments

CBS Minnesota (con't)

Affordable Care Act Updates: CBSMinnesota.com/ACA

Health News & Information: CBSMinnesota.com/Health

Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Full Interview: Jesse Ventura Talks After Trial
  2. 4 Things To Know For 7/30
  3. Remarkable Softball Player Gets A Look At His Dream Job
  4. Lake Calhoun Hosting Paddle For Humanity
  5. The Lowdown: 'N Sync Album & 'Sharknado 2'

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is reporting a jump in enrollments as Monday’s open enrollment deadline approaches.

MNsure officials say total enrollment has topped 145,000. That compares with over 136,700 reported Monday when the exchange announced it had surpassed its sign-up goal of 135,000. A major reason for the jump is a large batch of paper applications for private plans that were just added to the count.

The new numbers compiled for MNsure’s board of directors Tuesday include nearly 41,000 enrollments in private insurance plans and over 104,000 for the public Medicaid and MinnesotaCare plans.

People who fail to enroll by 11:59 p.m. Monday deadline face federal tax penalties. Consumers who can show they’ve made a good faith effort to enroll by then but can’t complete the process will get reprieves.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus